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Content
Jean Sibelius
The Essential Orchestral Favourites with Photo Album

Artists

Genres
Instrumental
Orchestral

Features
Features Andante festivo with Finnish Radio Orchestra, the only existing recording with Sibelius conducting his own music.

Double digipak with full colour 52 page booklet, liner notes in English and Finnish, numerous photos including several previously unreleased ones.


Format:
2 CDs

Released:
October 2014

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1265-2D

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195126523

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Track listing

CD 1
69:34
Karelia Suite, Op. 11
16:59
1
Intermezzo
4:08

2
Ballade
8:12

3
Alla marcia
4:30


4
Valse triste, Op. 44/1
5:42

5
Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49
14:24

Lemminkäinen Legends, Op. 22
6
The Swan of Tuonela
9:55


7
Andante festivo (1922)
6:01

The Tempest, Op. 109
8
The Oak Tree
3:16

9
Caliban
1:24

10
Miranda
1:52


11
Finlandia, Op. 26/7 (1899)
9:15

CD 2
79:32
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 (1905)
33:33
1
Allegro moderato
16:32

2
Adagio di molto
9:12

3
Allegro ma non tanto
7:45


Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
45:45
4
Allegretto
10:06

5
Tempo Andante, ma rubato
15:03

6
Vivacissimo
6:23

7
Finale: Allegro moderato
14:13



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Press review

Superlative performances by the finest Sibelius conductor around - exciting, searching, reflective, and excellently played.
Performance: *****, Recording: *****
BBC Music Magazine, February 2015

Complete description

The year 2015 will mark a special 150th anniversary of Sibelius' birth. Ondine takes an early step to celebrate this occasion by releasing a special anniversary release Jean Sibelius: The Essential Orchestral Favourites.


The new compilation is an updated and expanded version of ODE 1037-2 released in 2003. The collection has now been expanded to two CDs, to include two maybe the most favourite masterpieces from the composer: the Violin Concerto and the 2nd Symphony.


As a special feature the 52-page photo album of the new edition includes several photos of Sibelius by the photographer Bertil Dahlgren which have not been released until now.


The collection includes the only surviving recording of Sibelius conducting his own music: Andante festivo recorded on the New Year's Day 1939 with the Finnish Radio Orchestra, a performance which was broadcasted live also to the United States.


All the other works in this collection are by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leif Segerstam. The soloist in the Violin Concerto is Pekka Kuusisto.


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